The Opera browser is fast. I find that it is faster than Firefox and Internet Explorer. There are performance tweaks that makes Opera even faster. At least that is what I have found, on both my desktop and my laptop. Here are the changes that you might want to try:

where the URL of a site appears in the address bar type: opera:config

this opens the Preferences Editor

go to Performance and click

change Max Connections Server to: 16

change Max Connections Total to: 64

change Network Buffer Size to: 32

Save

Exit Opera and restart the browser

Of course, the usual disclaimers apply. However, to the right of where the changes were made, there is a button to restore each setting back to the Default. With the changes, the speed at which Opera works should be noticeably faster.

Catherine Forsythe